jacob's ramblings

so heres what is still so annoying about the pewdiepie shit

we now have lots of youtubers coming to felix’s defense, including h3h3, phillip defranco, matthias, and even ross o’donovan. the argument they make pretty consistently is that felix doesn’t deserve all this criticism because he is so nice behind the camera, is very considerate, is not actually antisemitic or racist, and that the media is giving false claims that he is.

okay, sure. maybe he is all that. i would be able to accept that when he is in real life he is a sweet, kind man. and it is obvious that the media definitely plays up the claims by outright calling him a racist and an antisemite, when in reality he more so has a history of using antisemitic, racist, and sexist terms and phrases for humor. i get it. thats his thing, and his friends want to defend him.

but he fucked up. its plain and simple.

when you have this many people outraged against you, when you have the media pulling out multiple receipts, some misunderstood but some legitimate, of you saying racist and antisemitic things (even if it was allegedly to prove some point), when you have multiple companies withdrawing from deals they had with you, you cannot just say “it was a joke, i’m not antisemitic.”

thats not what this about. your whole deal is pushing things to the limit, and you have simply gone too far. nobody, when defending pewdiepie, is able to admit this. people believe because it was a joke, and because his on-camera persona differs from his real life personality, he is invincible and undeserving of criticism and punishment. ironically, the only person to encroach upon admitting this was ethan from h3h3, who said “maybe he did push it too far, but that’s it.”

except its not it. its not just about him pushing it too far, which he did. its about how he is able to do that unchecked as the most subscribed youtuber. its that hes able to have millions of followers listen to him say these kinds of things, in context or out, and become used to this terminology. its that he is able to make things like this seem funny, even if he doesnt believe in them. its that he is, in fact, not antisemitic, but uses antisemitic stuff for humor. its that he can do all of this and still have people jump to his defense. its that it takes all of this public outcry for him to genuinely apologize, rather than realize what he did was wrong and come out with it right away. or, even better, its that he thought this was a good idea in general, because he knew he could probably get away with it.

i’m not angry at pewdiepie because i believe he is antisemitic. i’m angry at pewdiepie for using his fame, fortune, and backing to trivialize antisemitism and not face immediate repercussions. 

because even if it is a “joke,” even if ethan, as a jewish man, states that he was not offended, me and a lot of other jewish people are offended, and we aren’t laughing.

  • me: *enters a room wearing heely's, an underarmor sweatshirt, nike basketball shorts, sunglasses, and adidas knee-high socks. i have a football in one hand and a bottle of gatorade in the other, and i smell strongly of axe cologne. i sit on a chair backwards, pushing my sunglasses down to the tip of my nose*
  • me: i just don't understand why the writers of newsies treated sarah jacobs solely as the obligatory love interest for jack kelly. i mean, she's a young jewish woman in the nineteenth century for fuck's sake. she had so much potential. not to mention, in the original script, she had her own song and a whole lot of character development that, in the end, got cut. and as much as i adore katherine plumber, was it really necessary to cut sarah out of the staged version of newsies? it would have been so much more interesting to see katherine and sarah getting to interact. sarah jacobs deserves so much more than she got, and i will not rest peacefully until we solve this issue.

little details in fantastic beasts that i gasped/screamed at/loved:

  • at his macusa hearing they say newt’s older brother was a war hero
  • which gives me a totally different perspective on newt’s childhood and life
  • he’s the carefree, daring, wild younger brother who can’t fit in, living under the shadow of his amazing brother like how must that have affected his development as a person
  • (btw newt was friends with leta because they were both outsiders which makes my heart hurt)
  • worrying means you suffer twice” A PLUS NEWT A PLUS
  • also newt just like casually handing jacob heavy duty protection and tossing him into the fray
  • grindelwald snarling at newt in the interrogation room, wondering how albus dumbledore could possibly find this young unassuming man so amazing, so likable, so defendable 
  • (also i’m like 150% sure newt scamander was rubeus hagrid’s personal hero)
  • the necklace graves gives credence is the deathly hallows symbol aka gellert grindelwald’s claimed sign
  • i saw that lil flash and s c r e a m e d 
  • also i find percival graves and porpentina goldstein’s relationship so interesting
  • like they must have worked together as aurors
  • percival looks the sorriest when the president orders tina out of headquarters
  • and he comes downstairs straightaway to see her after that incident in the dusty macusa basement
  • and tina looks so betrayed when he shackles her alongside newt and jacob
  • what must their relationship have been like? mentor and mentee? close friends? colleagues? just something that’s been on my mind
  • WHEN TALKING TO HIS BEASTS NEWT CALLS HIMSELF THEIR MOTHER
  • aka “mother’s here” like can he be any more precious ?????
  • “wilds of arizona”. just…like i never thought i would hear that phrase ever lol
  • newt being dragged away in chains, desperately begging macusa not to harm his creatures, that they’re not dangerous, that they’re not dangerous, please don’t hurt them
  • queenie calling jacob honey
  • teasing her sister for being the careerwoman and tina looking embarrassed but proud
  • queenie casually strolling through macusa with the intent of busting her friends and sister outta there
  • trying loads of unlocking spells until jacob (bless his muggle soul) just kicks the damn door down
  • tina seeing her mother in the pool 
  • thinking about her relationship with her mother and how much she must have missed her parents, especially since they died at such an early age
  • newt begging tina to trust him, that he’ll catch her, and her visible hesitation
  • she must have had such a difficult life but is still so capable of love and affection and trust #porpentinagoldsteinisabamf
  • also that spell the goldstein sisters do to change their clothes like i need that
  • also newt’s small concession to fashion when he changes his fun bowtie into something a tad more formal
  • newt casually asking jacob how people trust him so quickly
  • that passing remark that people generally find newt annoying, like it’s so matter-of-fact, made me :’(
  • the tears in newt’s eyes when he’s saying farewell to jacob
  • jacob’s unabashed delight at seeing all these magical creatures and hearkening back to his wild days on the expedition teams in wwi
  • also can we take a moment to realize that jacob is a veteran and he’s probably seen so much grief and heartbreak and death and he is still so upbeat and helpful and purely genuinely excited at seeing new amazing things
  • and all he wants to do is open a bakery and make people happy like :’)
  • but they made us cocoa!”
  • jacob and queenie bonding over their grandfathers’ birds and mutual love of cooking
  • that little spring in tina’s step after newt asks if he can come back in person
  • not to mention newt’s lil pause on the gangway and that brief moment when he stands, contemplating, and then hurries away
  • NEWT’S PUFF SCARF
  • jacob’s hand reflexively reaching for his murtlap bite as queenie smiles at him
  • that deja vu moment when newt bumps into jacob and leaves him the silver occamy shells
  • remembering and trying to help his friend fulfill his lifelong dream
  • every single second of newt’s erumpent mating dance
  • pickett blowing a raspberry after newt’s stern little talk about sulking
  • JUST EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT MOVIE IS SO PRECIOUS DAMMIT

if you have more fun lil tidbits you caught, please add!! i’d love to see what you guys saw too :) 

mphfpc hogwarts au except its fuckin extra, just like me.

jacob: hufflepuff / muggleborn (although idk if it would count? abe was a wizard but his dad + aunts arent wizards) / wand is flexible + made out of madrona wood w/ a dragon heartstring core / patronus is a rooster

emma: gryffindor / half blood / wand is sturdy, wand is made out of rowan wood, has a phoenix feather core / patronus is a western dragon

millard: ravenclaw / half blood / wand is inflexible, wand is made out of oak wood, has a veela hair core / patronus is a cat

horace: hufflepuff / pureblood, 50% veela / wand is springy, wand is made out of willow wood, with a fairy wing core / patronus is a turtle

hugh: gryffindor / half blood / wand is flexible, wand is made out of kaya wood w/ a unicorn hair core / patronus is an otter

fiona: hufflepuff / muggleborn / wand is sturdy, wand is made out of hazel wood, w/ a unicorn hair core / patronus is a deer

enoch: slytherin / half blood / wand is inflexible, made out of aspen wood w/ a billywig stinger core / patronus is a scorpion

bronwyn: gryffindor / pureblood / wand is sturdy, wand is made out of hawthorn wood w/ a hippogriff feather core / patronus is a griffin

victor: slytherin / pureblood / wand is springy, made out of cypress wood w/ a doxy wing core / patronus is a fox

olive: gryffindor / half blood / wand is swishy, made out of cherry wood w/ a dragon heartstring core / patronus is a chipmunk

claire: slytherin / pureblood / wand is sturdy, made out of hemlock, w/ a unicorn hair core / patronus is a butterfly

abe: ravenclaw / muggleborn / wand is inflexible, made out of yew wood w/ a phoenix feather core / patronus is a wolf

I feel like blizzards reveal of orisa shows how much they learned from both the release of Ana and sombra

Cuz Ana was just sudden, like “oh hey guess what new hero,” and then they got ambitious with sombra and tortured us for a month or two

I think they perfected it with orisa, like a week of preview stuff, then the hero reveal. Nice.

New Girl - One

“Okay, fourth floor.” I folded the small slip of paper and put it into my back pocket, pressing the four when I stepped into the elevator. I wonder what these girls were like – the place seemed clean, they seemed like they were my age. Of course, their age was listed, but it also didn’t sound like they were lying or that there was a possibility that they were predators. I hadn’t even thought of that – I subconsciously rubbed my hands against my jeans, not noticing them become sweaty.

I almost missed my stop, the elevator doors almost closing after being left open in my daze. I saw the red printed four on top of the door, I took a deep breath before stepping out. I looked to my left and saw 4C, then looked to my right – 4D. The doors behind me closed while I prepped myself, breathing in and out slowly as I made my way to apartment 4D.

I raised my fist and knocked once, cursing under my breath as I realized how lightly it sounded, sounding more like a toddler’s tap. I straightened my posture and cleared my throat, raising my fist more confidently as I knocked loudly three times. You’re fine. You’re fine. They’re just girls. They’re just three other girls your age-.

“Hello?” My thoughts were cut off by a deep, foreign accent. I looked up to see a blonde boy standing in front of me, his blue eyes showing confusion as he scanned my appearance. “Can I help you?”

“Uh,” I glanced at the number on the door again: 4D. “Is this the apartment that posted about a new roommate?” Before blue-eyes could answer, another head appeared next to him.

“New roommate? New woman roommate? Yes, hello. This is the apartment with the ad. I’m Jacob. This handsome young fellow is Harrison. Come in, come in.” I smiled slightly, relieved that seemed to be close to my age – and they seemed normal… enough.

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One thing that bothered me about the whole Poseidon/Jacob thing is how it basically meant that he duped Sara after all she’s been through. Her deserving someone good is a thing (yes, even if that someone isn’t Michael), Sara letting herself be fooled for years after the events of seasons 1-4 is another.

Granted, she’s not the best judge of character (the Lance/Kellerman thing is the first example that pops to mind), so it’s not that far-fetched. Still, maybe it’s just me, but I’d have expected her to be extra cautious in the years following season 4, never trusting anyone easily, much less people she’d consider letting near her son. Plus her buying Jacob’s lie after seeing him with the two killers, going as far as to trust him with Mike while she’s off to Greece… that last one was a bit too much.

So seeing her lie so fucking flawlessly to Jacob in this week’s episode? Inventing new explanations on the spot for every question he had? Keeping a straight face and natural reactions when, inside, she was most certainly freaking out for her son’s safety? I loved every second of it. Yet another instance of Sara’s badassery when she’s in survival mode.

I even wonder if Jacob didn’t actually believe her up until Van Gogh called to tell him Michael was spotted on a boat, proving that Sara was lying about the airport. Jacob, Poseidon, the manipulator and liar, fooled by Sara– maybe it wasn’t really the case (not entirely anyway) but I can dream.

Let us stop and discuss Queenie and Jacob a bit

While I am firmly on the TiNewt bandwagon forever, I may have accidentally beseiged @samanthadarcy about how awesome Queenie and Jacob are on many levels and I feel possessed to mention it here now.

Queenie was born ~1902, which means at the end of the war she was 16 and still in school, ostensibly.

So she comes back , graduates from school, and is **assailed** by all the veterans and their memories. And she can’t help it, because they’re all hurting.

And this is why Queenie is so gentle and tender with Jacob - she can understand what he’s gone through in a way that she’s never been through - and his perplexion at coming back late from the war (she would be 24 in the movie, Jacob was born between Tina and Queenie in 1900).

So he’s barely older than her but **he’s been to war** and she can’t help - literally and figuratively - about falling in love with him, because she can see how the war shaped and changed him, and he still does things like love pastries - PASTRIES - because of family, and good feelings, and they’re beautiful to him.

So even though he’s seen all this horror, and helped clean up Poland/that  front (which means at some point he and Newt could have been close to each other?), he’s still capable of immense tenderness. Even though he’s gone through everything **he still has his beautiful side** and THIS is what makes Queenie Goldstein so fucking spectacular, because she’s attracted to who he is inside and out, because she knows that he’d never treat her like an object, but as a precious beautiful person. 

And how can you not fall in love with that? You do. You fall hopelessly, fully, and entirely in love with it, and damn the consequences. Because there isn’t enough beauty in the world, and she sees it in him, and he sees it in her.

the younger children in the house tend to fawn over enoch and jacob’s relationship (perhaps with the exception of hugh, as he thinks romance is pretty gross), namely bronwyn and fiona, who even make attempts to spy on them on occasion to see if they’re doing anything cute (though they know better to pop into enoch’s space without knocking first). jacob thinks it’s endearing and often tries to get enoch to play along in humoring the girls, but enoch tends to brush it off in an aloof and emotionless manner. though, beneath this exterior, he’s simply a little shy about being seen as charming in such a way.

au where credence actually got took in by newt and tina and jacob wasn’t obliviated but still gets to work in his bakery happily

  • credence keeps apologizing for every little mistake he made, as he can’t help it. newt and tina reminds him it’s alright but they won’t force him to stop apologizing.
  • credence vents to tina as he knows she’ll listen and won’t judge him in anyway for it, never.
  • newt giving him a decent pep talk whenever credence is low on self-esteem, credence doesn’t really find it helpful but he appreciates it for newt taking out time of his own to make him feel better.
  • when credence has an episode, tina and newt will gently ask whether or not they can come over to comfort him. the two will fully respect if credence denies.
  • newt and tina letting credence know his abuse was valid, and it wasn’t his fault. 
  • newt and tina letting him know that crying doesn’t make you weak, and it is totally okay, and there is bravery in being soft, even if you don’t feel brave at times.
  • often credence needs alone time to himself, so newt and tina give him that. though they will leave his food by his door if he doesn’t want to leave his room.
  • newt allowing credence to follow him into his suitcase, and even teaching him about the creatures he owns. credence is also allowed inside the suitcase anytime as long as he asks newt, no matter how unholy the hour is, because newt knows if human companionship doesn’t suit at the moment, the beasts will help.
  • newt and tina both decided to teach credence magic themselves. credence doesn’t mind him being home-schooled as he finally gets to learn magic. newt and tina being supportive of him learning at his own pace, it doesn’t matter how slow nor how many mistakes he makes.
  • sometimes jacob and queenie will come over and surprise credence with a ton of delicious pastries and food, making sure he is well-fed and satisfied. (even though newt and tina already bloated him always)
  • tina and queenie giving credence advice on how to deal with problems such as to socialize with strangers, overcome some of his fears, etc.
  • jacob and newt telling stories of their wacky adventures to credence. jacob sometimes exaggerate it and newt would correct him, but credence finds jacob’s version amusing and entertaining.
  • jacob telling him if situations look bad, it’s alright, it happens. just pick yourself up and keep walking on, because soon something great is bound to happen, especially when you least expect it.

credence barebone receiving lots of love and care from parents newt and tina + aunt queenie and uncle jacob